Robby D’alessandro, seven months, rocks his “eye” survived cancer shirt with his mom, Savannah D’alessandro, during the Lowndes County American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the Soccer Complex in Columbus on Friday.
When Mitzi Brown was told in January she had breast cancer, it shook her foundations. In the span of a medical appointment, the mom and New Hope Middle School teacher acquired an intimidating adversary.
Each year, the American Cancer Society conducts its largest fund-raising event — Relay for Life and more than 5,000 events are held in the U.S. and 19 other countries with more than 4 million people participating.
Amber Robertson has helped raise funds for the American Cancer Society for six years as a Relay for Life volunteer. The certified family nurse practitioner never foresaw, however, that she would become a patient herself. No one does.
Lowndes County’s Relay for Life event in Columbus hopes to fill the Columbus Soccer Complex with an “army of purple” on Saturday, April 30. From 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., cancer survivors, caregivers and the wider community will celebrate what has been overcome, remember those lost to the disease and honor people who have fought or are fighting cancer.
The Columbus High School basketball team will face some unusual competition Thursday.
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is seeking volunteers in Lowndes County who would like to be part of the planning committee for the 2016 event.
There are any number of great places to eat in the Golden Triangle, week in and week out. But there is one place where food dollars spent Saturday can add power and punch to the fight against cancer.
Lowndes County Relay for Life organizers are hoping a change of time and venue for this year’s event will garner more local support for American Cancer Society fundraising.
A group of Columbus High School basketball players will face off with a much longer-in-the-tooth team dubbed the Possum Town Trotters, led by Columbus Mayor Robert Smith, at 6 p.m. Thursday in the CHS Gymnasium in a charity game for the Relay for Life.